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Plan Ahead for a Successful Spring Turkey Season Opener
Posted on: 01/30/18

Spring gobblers don’t just happen. Certainly, there’s always luck. Still, a good plan can make for a great opening day. All it takes is some step-by-step attention to details. Here is some great advise to help you have a successful spring turkey hunt...

Tips for Tagging a Late-Season Whitetail
Posted on: 12/07/17

Deer season is still going strong throughout much of North America, and if you still have an open tag, it’s time to get off the couch and into a treestand or ground blind. Under certain conditions, the late season can be your best chance at a mature buck — provided you keep in mind the three tips...

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Hunter Education and Safety Programs

ATTENTION ALL HUNTERS...It's that time again and most states have started their mandatory Hunter Education Programs and / or their Safety Education Programs for the 2017 season. Classes are held in several areas and dates throughout your state. Click on the state you want and scroll down to Hunter Education. All hunters must attend or have attended these programs in order to hunt this spring and/or fall...

Kansas OTC 2018 Spring Turkey Permits Available March 1
Posted on: 02/16/18

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is giving turkey hunters the equivalent of an “early bird special” (pun intended) by offering discounted spring turkey permit/game tag combos through March 31. Hunters who purchase spring turkey combos between March 1 and March 31 can save...

Extra Iowa Nonresident 2018 Spring Turkey Tags Now on Sale
Posted on: 02/16/18

Iowa welcomes you for spring turkey hunting! Excess nonresident spring turkey tags are on sale now. Check availability before going online to purchase. Zone map information and season dates can be found in...

Michigan Reminds Anglers of Ice Shanty Removal Dates - Urges Caution
Posted on: 02/16/18

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that mandatory ice shanty removal dates are approaching. Regardless of the date, shanties must be removed as soon as the ice is unable to safely support them. Dates for removal are as follows...

Minnesota 2018 Spring Light Goose Hunting Open Through April 30
Posted on: 02/16/18

This year, Minnesota hunters can take light geese Thursday, Feb. 15, through Monday, April 30. Light geese are snow geese, blue-phased snow geese and the smaller Ross’s goose. To participate, a...

Minnesota Moose Population Remains Low but Stable
Posted on: 02/16/18

Results of the 2018 moose survey indicate the moose population in northeastern Minnesota remains stable but relatively low for the seventh year in a row, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The 2018 aerial moose survey estimated...

New York Annual Crappie Derby Feb 17
Posted on: 02/16/18

It appears that the 31st rendition of the New York State Crappie Derby will go off as scheduled on Saturday Feb 17 at the Whitney Point Reservoir. Saturday is a Free Fishing Day in New York for anyone who cares to try. The Derby website listed 13 inches of ice over the main pool when it was last recorded on...

New York to Consider Lowering Hunting Age
Posted on: 02/16/18

Back in 1991 New York was dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 20th Century when the legislature approved lowering the minimum small game hunting age from 14 to 12. We were the last of the 50 states to do so. oday 12 is the highest minimum hunting age in the country — again. The Empire State has new legislation that proposes lowering the big game hunting age to...

Apply for Utah 2018 Big Game Hunting by March 1
Posted on: 02/16/18

If you want to hunt big game animals in Utah this fall, the clock is ticking. Applications for hunting permits are due no later than 11 p.m. on March 1.In addition to applying for a permit, if you'd like a chance to hunt all three general deer seasons, Varney encourages you to consider joining...